Maiden Lane is an Alphabet City bar that’s perfect for some casual day drinking. It’s friendly, there are plenty of windows, and they do a handful of seafood small plates. It feels like a real neighborhood spot, and we suggest you come here with friend or two early in the night.
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A Korean-ish small plates spot in the East Village that’s affordable, tasty, and really fun.
Narcissa is an American spot in the Standard East Village with a space you’ll want to hang out in, but food we can’t really recommend.
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Good Enough To Eat
The Upper West Side may not be flush with noteworthy dining out options, but they certainly have one meal on lockdown – brunch. Good Enough To Eat has been an institution up in these parts for a good 30 years, and a spot we'll happily go to for simple, heavy handed home cooking.
The Meatball Shop
A restaurant on the Lower East Side operating with the sole purpose of turning out ridiculously good meatballs and presenting you a few options in which to consume them.
The Commodore is bad. Bad because merely looking at the food here will jack up your cholesterol thirty points, and worse because everything is so good that you’ll crave it all the time.
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Ruffian is a tiny East Village bar with a huge natural wine list and a short menu of really good Mediterranean food.
Holiday Cocktail Lounge
Holiday Cocktail Lounge is a cross between a dive and a cocktail bar, and it's the sort of place you hope to find in the East Village.
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